“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – 2 Peter 3:9-10

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TODAY’S WORD…

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The Lord isn’t really being slow about His promise, as some people think.

No, He is being patient for your sake.

He does not want anyone to be destroyed,

but wants everyone to repent.

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But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief.

Then the heavens will pass away with a terrible noise,

and the very elements themselves will disappear in fire,

and the earth and everything on it will be found to deserve judgment.

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– 2 Peter 3:9-10 (NLT)

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REFLECTION…

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The day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief…

but many Christians don’t seem to really care at all!

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Why then would so many of us

carry on living our lives consciously breaking God’s commandments?

Why then do we seem to be living in a world

– even in so-called “Christian countries” –

were reckless abandon to worldly and sensual desires seems to be the norm

and is even being legalised in the name of “rights and freedom”?

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Jesus said,

“You also must be ready all the time,

for the Son of Man will come when least expected” (Mat 24:44)

and the fact that the Second Advent has not yet come about

is quite compatible with the certainty that it will happen,

and that it will happen all of a sudden.

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Therefore, far from being an excuse for making Christian life less demanding,

the promise that Christ is to come a second time is a spur to stay vigilant.

But am I vigilant

or am I happily playing a game of Russian Roulette with my soul?

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The Lord isn’t really being slow about His promise, as some people think.

rather He is being patient for [our] sake.

He does not want anyone to be destroyed,

but wants everyone to repent.

God, in His great mercy, does not seek our condemnation

but, rather, wants all mankind to be saved

and He shows wonderful patience towards us.

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"Since we know neither the day nor the hour,

we should follow the advice of the Lord and watch constantly

so that, when the single course of our earthly life is completed,

we may merit to enter with Him into the marriage feast

and be numbered among the blessed

and not…be ordered to depart into the eternal fire." (Vatican II, "Lumen Gentium")

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Jesus, I want to abandon myself and my all to You.

Come, Jesus, come!

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